Our Mission

Stuart A. Binder-MacLeod (P.T., Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A., Medical College of Virginia)



Edward L. Ratledge Professor, Chair
Physical Therapy
301 McKinly Lab

Research Interests

  • Neurophysiology
  • Relationship Between Activation Frequency and Force Output of Skeletal Muscle
  • Muscle Fatigue

Mentoring In

  • Motor Control & Behavior
  • Applied/Exercise Physiol
  • Rehab Engineering


  • Medical College of Virginia, 1987 - Doctorate of Philosophy
  • Emory University, 1979 - Master of Medical Science
  • State University of New York at Buffalo,1974 -Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Honors & Awards

  • John H.P. Maley Award, American Physical Therapy Association – Section on Research Awarded for Outstanding Contributions to Leadership in Research, 2010.
  • Convocation Speaker at Northwestern University, Department of Physical Therapy; Chicago, IL; December 2008.
  • Named Edward L. Ratledge Endowed Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Spring 2006
  • Don W. Wortley Endowed Lectureship, University of Utah, Division of Physical Therapy, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2006
  • Dervitz Lecturer, Temple University Department of Physical Therapy, Philadelphia, PA, February 2006
  • Golden Pen Award in recognition of significant contributions to the advance of Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 2004
  • Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnus, Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2003
  • Elected Catherine Worthingham Fellow in recognition of lasting and significant advances in science, education, and practice of the profession of physical therapyAmerican Physical Therapy Association, 2003
  • Biotechnology/Life Sciences Category Finalist, National Instruments, Virtual Instrumentation Application Paper Contest, 2003 (Perumal R, Binder-Macleod SA, Wexler AS: Novel Softward for Functional Electrical Stimulation Incorporating Feedback)
  • Chattanooga Award for the best clinical research paper published in Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 2002 (Stackhouse SK, Stevens JE , Lee SCK, Pearce KM, Snyder-Macler L, Binder-Macleod SA: Maximum voluntary activation of fresh and fatigued muscle of young and elderly individuals. Physical Therapy, 81: 1102-1109, 2001)
  • Marion Williams Award For Research in Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, 1999
  • Eugene Michels New Investigator Award for the outstanding new investigator who has demonstrated a commitment to a defined research theme, American Physical Therapy Association, 1993
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1987
  • Annual Alumni Memorial Award for the outstanding graduate student in the School of Basic Health Sciences, MCV Alumni Association, 1986
  • Graduate Assistantship, MCV School of Basic Health Sciences, 1984-1987
  • A.D. Williams Predoctoral Fellowship, MCV, 1983
  • Scholarship Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, Department of Physical Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1974